More than £13 million Revenue Raised From Parking Tickets
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts 2006/07, which show that revenue raised from parking, waiting and other vehicle offences totalled £13.6 million in 2006/2007.
A summary released by the Scottish Government said "An estimated 105,300 fixed penalty notices were issued by the police for stationary vehicle offences, 62 per cent of which were for parking and waiting offences and 32 per cent for failing to display a road tax disc. The total number of fixed penalty notices increased by 6 per cent compared with 2005/06, however much of the long term decrease in the number of notices issued in recent years has reflected the decriminalisation of parking infringements in particular areas"
"The total number of penalty charge notices for parking infringements issued in 2006/07 by those councils which operated these civil penalty schemes was 481,900."
The report is a summary of statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts during 2006/07 as well as information on motor vehicle offences and statistics on bail orders and offences.